This version of the Veritas low angle block plane is about a third the size of the original. At just under 60mm long and 19mm wide, it is a useful size for small-scale work or where a larger plane would be difficult to use. The low 12° bed angle combined with the 25° blade bevel gives it a cutting angle of 37°, making it also suitable for end-grain use. The stainless steel Norris-style adjuster lets you set the 12.7mm wide A2 blade with precision. The body is made from investment-cast stainless steel, and has a fixed mouth, machined sides and a ground sole. Weighs 48g. Made in Canada. Supplied in a French-fitted embossed leatherette box.
|Nett Weight||48 g (1.7oz)|
|Plane Blade Width||12.7 mm (1/2")|
|Plane Sole Length||63.5 mm (2.1/2")|
15 December 2016
Truly impeccableI purchased this plane with the full hope that it would deliver the goods like its bigger brothers in the veritas range I own quite a few of these planes bit this particular one is truly of outstanding design functionality and most of all brilliant to use. My particular purchase for this size in the first place was for the use of a chamfered edge on 400yr old quarter sawn oak whiskey casks from the old Jameson distillery that where to be stripped down and made good. To cut a long story short the shamfer required was for four outer tasting tables 5mtr diameter and 4 inner tables 1650 diameter and not one single stroke of this plane struggled. I absolutely love it. And would you believe it's still sharp. How is beyond me. I'm purchasing one for a buddy of mine !! Just buy it you will see what I mean. Veritas at its very very best...
26 May 2014
Makes me smile!!Been looking at this for quite a while & finally took the plunge. It really is beautifully made, like all Veritas products I guess, it's just that my woodworking skills don't warrant the prices/quality of their full size tools! So anyway, I know one is supposed to hone the blade etc before use but I just wanted to see if it was any good - certainly wasn't let down. Straight out of the box I set the blade to put a chamfer in a small section of very old English oak (very hard). It whistled, the shaving was thinner than tracing paper...